Contenders: How Cinematographers Played With Elements to Convey Director’s Vision — Variety

The cinematographers for such films as “West Side Story,” “The Power of the Dog” and “Macbeth,” worked hard in collaboration with the different visions of each film’s director. Filmmaker Joel Coen wanted “The Tragedy of Macbeth,” his adaptation of the Shakespearean staple about the ambitious Scottish king, to be rooted in theatricality but not to…

Contenders: How Cinematographers Played With Elements to Convey Director’s Vision — Variety

Cinematography, per Britannica.com, is “the art and technology of motion-picture photography. It involves such techniques as the general composition of a scene; the lighting of the set or location; the choice of cameras, lenses, filters, and film stock; the camera angle and movements; and the integration of any special effects.”

That in mind, Rebecca Hall’s Passing should be in this conversation in my view.

PASSING – (PICTURED) RUTH NEGGA as CLARE. Netflix © 2021

DP Edward Grau discusses his choices in collaboration with director Rebecca Hall, here.

Are there any films whose cinematography is flying under the radar for you this awards season?

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